The Bank of Japan has left monetary policy unchanged at its latest meeting. It will keep buying assets at the current pace of around ¥ 80 trillion a year. However, it has pushed back its target date for achieving 2% inflation to “around fiscal 2019″. The ECB has also left its interest rates and bond purchase programme unchanged. ECB President, Mario Draghi, said the central bank would review monetary accommodation in the autumn. That has sent the Euro to a 14-month high against the USD.
Joining today’s Money Talk is Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities. We shall also get a view from Australia with Toby Lawson, CEO of Societe Generale Securities in Sydney.
After 8:30, we talk to FT correspondent and author Ben Bland about his new book “Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China's Shadow”. We also talk to former banker and entrepreneur Tim Chan, the founder of HelloReporter, a start-up which leverages technology to provide affordable PR to other start-ups and SMEs. (8am-9am, email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Backchat is on summer break. We hope you've enjoyed this year's programmes.
Hugh Chiverton and guests will return on September 4th, right after the 8:30am news.
Enjoy your summer.
This week World Vibes has a special musical treat on offer ! Three featured albums from artists from North America, Africa & Europe too ! New albums from rapper Shawn Jobin, World fusionist Daby Touré and iconic Richard Séguin, plus songs from farther afield make this a show not to be missed ! Click on ‘World Vibes’ above for more details. (Saturdays, 1.10pm - 3pm)
On this Saturday's Money Talk Xtra, hosted by Peter Lewis, we're going to talk about getting married. How much do you know about the personal finance habits of the person you’re about to marry? Peter discusses with an expert five financial questions that you should be able to answer about your partner . Jimmy Lam meets a Money Talk Xtra listener who is about to get married and seeks advice to help her with her financial concerns. In our investment segment, we look at investing in bonds.
As always on Money Talk Xtra, we want to hear from you. Do you have any questions you would like to ask? Or maybe you would like to be our featured listener one week and have one of our financial experts look at your personal financial situation and offer advice? If so, then please email email@example.com. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9.00am)
Join journalist Anna Fenton this coming Sunday at 8.30 for another '20 Years On', our in depth look at Hong Kong's ups and downs since July 1st 1997. This week, it's all about Hong Kong's nightlife and entertainment scene. She talks to former SCMP entertainment editor Matt Scott, restaurant and bar owner Richard Feldman, retired senior policeman Mark Ford McNichol, and restaurateur Grant Baird. (Sundays, 9.30am-1pm)
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